Tropical Storm Ingrid forms, Humberto downgraded

Tropical Storm Ingrid has formed in the Gulf of Mexico near the Mexican coast.

The storm threatens to bring potentially deadly flash floods and mudslides to parts of eastern Mexico.

Its maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 45 mph (75 kph).

The depression is centered about 60 miles (95 kilometers) east-northeast of Veracruz, Mexico, and is moving west near 2 mph (4 kph). A tropical storm warning is in effect for Mexico's coast from Coatzacoalcos to Cabo Rojo.

The storm is expected to dump 10 to 15 inches of rain over a large part of eastern Mexico with 25 inches in some places.

Meanwhile far out over the Atlantic, Humberto (oom-BEHR'-toh) has weakened to a tropical storm. It does not threaten land.

Gabrielle (ga-bree-EHL') has weakened to a tropical depression and remained well off the U.S. East Coast.


We continue to track the tropics with three tropical disturbances. Hurricane Humberto is on a weakening trend as it is barely hanging onto hurricane status. Sustained winds as of the 5 a.m. National Hurricane Advisory was near 75 mph. The center of circulation continues to become disorganized as Humberto is moving into some dry air and fast-moving winds in the upper levels of the atmosphere.

Humberto is starting to turn toward the west at 12 mph as the steering flow is becoming more dominate by a ridge of high pressure. Humberto is forecasted to downgrade to a tropical storm by Friday afternoon. Over the next five days, most of the models show Humberto turning back to the north and away from the United States. 

Tropical Depression Gabrielle continues to move off towards the north and east; sustained winds are nearly 35 mph. Gabrielle will weaken and get picked up by a cold front. It is of no threat to the United States.

Slowly making its way through the Bay of Campeche, Tropical Depression 10 has some room for strengthening. As of the 5 a.m. National Hurricane Advisory, sustained winds were nearly 35 mph and moving toward the west at about 3 mph.

Tropical Storm 10 has some potential to strengthen just a bit into a tropical storm before making landfall Monday somewhere in northern Mexico. So far, this hurricane season, we have only seen eight named storms- two named storms in each month. This time last year, we had fourteen named storms, two of which were tropical storms that formed in the month of May.


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